Deborah Allen Retires after 40 Years at Fraser Dawbarns

21st April 2023



On 20th April, colleagues and guests gathered at Marriotts Warehouse in King’s Lynn to celebrate the retirement of Senior Partner, Deborah Allen. For 44 years, Deborah has worked as part of the Family team to help clients with cases involving family business, the financial aspects of divorce, and much more.

Deborah started working at Fraser Dawbarns in 1979 after completing a training contract with the firm. Over the course of 40 years, Deborah has worked closely with clients to support them with big life and financial decisions, ensuring they receive the best, sound legal advice.

Deborah with the Dawbarns team at a Christmas party when she first started working with the firm.


In 2016, Deborah became a Senior Partner at Fraser Dawbarns and has been an intrinsic member of the Family team where she has witnessed many changes of the law. In an article celebrating her 40 years of hard work at the firm, Deborah reflected on these changes: “Life as a Solicitor is very different now to how it was when I started,” she wrote, “but on the whole, I can look back and say that my 40 years in practice have been enjoyable and rewarding.”

To celebrate her dedication to clients and the firm, partners, former and current colleagues, and other members of the legal profession gathered to wish Deborah well in her retirement. HHJ Robin Chaudhuri of Cambridge Family Court said, “It was a privilege to attend the retirement lunch for Deborah. She has served the local community with distinction and was regarded as an excellent practitioner by colleagues and opponents alike. I wish her all the best in her retirement.”


Deborah and HHJ Robin Chaudhuri at Marriotts Warehouse, Kings Lynn.


Others in attendance also offered kind words including Tony Kefford, Barrister at Fenners, who praised Deborah as “one of the most liked and respected lawyers in West Norfolk.”

On what she plans to do in her retirement, Deborah said, “I am off to France in May for a month, and I hope to do a little travelling and gardening. I’ll miss everybody and I wish the firm every success.”


Current and former employees at Fraser Dawbarns came together to celebrate Deborah’s retirement after 44 years as a Solicitor.



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